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Lawrence County Ohio Means Jobs celebrates 20 years

Cassandra Bond with Direct TV talks with John Holbrook during the 20-year anniversary at the One-Stop, located along North Second Street, Wednesday morning.

Cassandra Bond with Direct TV talks with John Holbrook during the 20-year anniversary at the One-Stop, located along North Second Street, Wednesday morning.

 

To celebrate 20 years with all of its partners, Ohio Means Jobs hosted a job fair Wednesday with an emphasis on helping veterans.

“We’re celebrating 20 years with our partners,” Ohio Means Jobs administrative assistant Trish Johnson said. “We’ve had job fairs here before, but not specifically a veterans job fair.”

Available at the health fair were the Ironton Family Guidance Center, Community Action Organization (CAO) Family Dental Center and medical center, Huntington VA Medical Center, Lawrence Veterans Commission, Opportunities for Ohioans with Diabetes, DirecTV, Marco’s Pizza, Habitat for Humanity, Liebert, the VA Veteran Center, Volunteers of America, Huntington Honor Flight, Regional Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee, HEAP, CAO Fair Housing, WIC, GC Services, Glockner Enterprise, Goodwill, Legal Aid, Haverhill Chemical, Holiday Inn, Digital Works, Regis, Rescare, Ohio University Southern welding school, Mature Services and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

“We work with both the employers and jobseekers in trying to further education and get the workforce back,” Pam Monceaux, Ohio Means Jobs case manager, said. “We take the holistic approach for the whole customer, whether it be medical, job training or other services.”

Ohio Means Jobs provides job search skills including resume writing and interviewing, training including problem-solving and teamwork skills, life skills including budgeting and money management and services offered to adults and adolescents that include mental health, alcohol and drug programs, anger management and domestic violence programs and more.

Monceaux said on average more than 2,000 job seekers come through the center each month.